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Sophomore scholars visit various cities and countries over Fall Break

(10/21/13 11:58pm)

Many students involved in Sophomore Scholars in Residence (SSIR) programs traveled to different domestic and international cities over Fall Break. The travel location of each program depended upon the budget, course and existing partnerships with experts and organizations in the sophomores' areas of study. The Business of Science program went to Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic.

SSIR capstones share a semesters' worth of research

(04/25/13 10:34pm)

Weekend shuttles from campus to the James River and an improved system of campus green bikes were two of the many plans that were proposed by members of the Sophomore Scholars in Residence programs during their capstone project presentations. Throughout the month of April, students from each of the nine SSIR communities presented their research and accomplishments from a semester of work.

New business program for men upsets some women

(02/17/11 12:31am)

A male-only Living and Learning community scheduled to start next fall for first-year students interested in business has ignited controversy with some women in the Robins School of Business. The program, called "R" Business, is designed to help students develop necessary business skills through interactive programs, lectures and events, according to a statement released by Patrick Benner, associate dean for student life. "Participants of the program will not only live together with other motivated business-minded students, but will have the advantage of direct connection to members of the Robins School faculty," Benner said. The program is not connected to an academic course, however, like the Sophomore Scholars in Residence programs in Lakeview and Freeman halls.

Sophomore Scholars in Residence (SSIR) program adds four classes

(11/12/13 10:42pm)

Starting next fall, sophomore students will have the opportunity to participate in four new SSIR programs, ranging from the study of our global food system to the conservation of public lands. The four courses to launch next fall are Reading to Live, Social Justice and Social Movements, Eating Locally, Thinking Globally and Protected Lands of the American West.

Bonner Scholars across the nation convene at Richmond

(10/29/09 12:15am)

The University of Richmond hosted the 2009 Bonner Congress for the first time since the conference's 1997 inception, giving 170 Bonner Scholars from colleges across the United States an opportunity to further their service projects and combat student apathy on their campuses. Edward Ayers, Richmond's president, and Wayne Meisel, president of The Corella and Bertram F.

Global Health students hold banquet for Partners in Health

(04/09/13 1:17am)

Students from the Global Health Sophomore Scholars in Residence program hosted a banquet to celebrate and raise money for Partners in Health, an organization that strives to improve the healthcare conditions of poor communities around the world. As part of their capstone project for the SSIR, sophomores Alejandra Garcia-Narvaez, Leslie Kinnas and Whitney Schwalm organized the banquet, which took place on the evening of April 2, in the Alice Haynes Room in Tyler Haynes Commons.

Richmond attracts artistic talent with scholarships

(02/16/12 2:32am)

Every year, the University of Richmond attracts talented visual and performing artists by offering up to six full-tuition scholarships to incoming freshmen through the Richmond Scholars program. Jennifer Cable, professor of music and director of the Richmond Scholars program, said artist scholars must major or minor in studio art, music, theatre or dance.

Bio professor to travel to Nepal after winning award

(04/18/12 11:57pm)

Amy Treonis, an associate professor at the University of Richmond, will be spending five months teaching and researching in Nepal after winning a Fulbright Scholar award. Treonis, who has taught at Richmond since fall 2005 and received tenure last year, will teach at a university in Katmandu while also researching the disparities between conventional agricultural soil and soil that Non-governmental Organizations and the Nepalese government have helped to improve. "I've been here for 20 years; we've never had anybody in the biology department get a Fulbright as far as I can remember," said Gary Radice, the chairman of the biology department. It is customary for a professor to take a sabbatical in the second year following their tenure decision, but the Fulbright allows Treonis to take off the entire year to focus on teaching and research, Radice said. After receiving her tenure, Treonis said, "Being one of those people who can't sit still for a minute, I'm like 'OK, that's done.

Debate team meets with Ayers and Allred, sent to Newcomb

(11/18/10 1:36am)

Six University of Richmond students on the debate team met with President Edward Ayers and Provost Steve Allred last week to propose an alternate form of funding for the debate team. The students proposed an interdisciplinary policy debate program in which funding would come from all of Richmond's schools, not just the school of Arts & Sciences, which houses the rhetoric and communication studies department. Senior Ashley Fortner, a four-year debater, and sophomore Christine Parker, both of whom attended the meeting, said the president and provost wanted to resolve the issue in time for the next debate year. "They were willing to weigh the fact that the rhetoric and communication department wants to use their resources where they want to, but that shouldn't mean the debate team should completely disappear," Fortner said. The report the debaters presented to Ayers and Allred included comparative debate budgets from Richmond's peer institutions, letters from alumni and other debate supporters, the merits of having a full-time coach, as well as a reference to a book written about the benefits of policy debate. Instead of reducing the debate budget to a student club, which could receive funding as low as $1,000, the debate team proposed an increase of its current budget to expand on the team's past success. "Instead of taking this moment as a regression," Parker said, "maybe this is an opportunity for us to move forward." The debaters expected to hear back from the president and provost after they spoke to the deans of all of Richmond's schools, as was discussed at the meeting, but Allred referred the debate team back to Arts & Sciences Dean Andrew Newcomb, who was originally involved in downgrading the policy debate team to parliamentary club level. "[Provost Allred] seemed to indicate that since we started by talking with Dean Newcomb, it would be best for us to continue that dialogue rather than start a new one with him and the president," Parker said. Fortner added: "It is important for us to know that we are being heard and not sent back down the ladder as a way of pacifying us without any concrete steps toward change.

Students upset as Earth Lodge begins transition

(02/02/11 11:30pm)

I know what I want to do with my life because of Earth Lodge. I joined Earth Lodge my sophomore year and learned more from it than all the other classes I had that semester combined. My interests have swiftly grown from a limited curiosity about environmental policy to a dedicated student of green philosophy, which I plan to study further through a Ph.D.

Community not accepting soccer and track cuts without a fight

(09/27/12 2:20am)

The announcement that the University of Richmond is cutting the men's soccer and men's track and field programs to add men's lacrosse has sent shockwaves throughout the university community, including alumni, athletes, students and faculty. The Board of Trustees ultimately made the decision, said Jim Miller, Richmond athletic director.

Business of Science SSIR is taught by two professors

(09/24/13 1:10pm)

Starting next fall, sophomores will have the opportunity to participate in four new Sophmore Scholars In Residence programs, ranging from the study of our global food system to the conservation of public lands. The four courses to launch next fall are Reading to Live, Social Justice and Social Movements, Eating Locally, Thinking Globally and Protected Lands of the American West.

Bioethicist links health care disparity to history

(11/01/08 12:11am)

The racial disparity in health care today has direct roots in the historical treatment of African Americans, bioethicist Harriet Washington said Thursday. She spoke a crowd of about 140 students and community members in the Brown-Alley Room as part of the Women Involved in Living and Learning Quest Speaker Series on Politics of the Body. "There is a duality in American medicine," said Washington, who has been a fellow in ethics at Harvard Medical School and a senior research scholar at the National Center for Bioethics at the Tuskegee Institute.